Do you find yourself grinding your teeth at night? If so, Dr. Piero may recommend a bite splint (night guard) to protect your teeth and jaw. Bite splints are also offered for those suffering from TMJ disorders and some headaches. At our office, we also offer bite splints for TMJ disorders and headaches. To learn more and to schedule a visit with the best dentist in Michigan, contact us today.
What are bite splints?
Bite splints help protect your teeth from grinding.
The nightly grind
Teeth grinding can occur while you're asleep.
Teeth grinding and clenching during sleep, known as bruxism, can be easily addressed with a personalized mouth guard. If our dentist suspects that you suffer from bruxism, our specialists will quickly and painlessly have you fitted for a night guard to protect your teeth from damage. Because bruxism occurs during sleep, many patients may be unaware of the condition until it is brought to their attention by a dentist or concerned partner.
Common signs of Bruxism
- Chronic pain in the jaw, face, or ear
- Tightness or strain in the jaw upon awakening
- Chronic migraines and/or tension headaches
- Excessive tooth wear, including chipped, flattened or cracked teeth
- Extremely worn tooth enamel which exposes the inner tooth layers
- Increases tooth sensitivity
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
The nightly guard
Guards can protect against night-time teeth grinding.
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, you may benefit from one of our custom night guards. Our guards are carefully molded to your specific needs, encouraging more relaxing sleep and overall health. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about night guards and how we can protect your smile and help you sleep soundly.